IRCC held a new Express Entry draw for French Speaking candidates
On October 25, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for French language proficiency candidates. In round #270, IRCC issued 300 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to francophone candidates.
The cut-off score of this draw was 486 points, 14 points more than the previous draw for this category.
The tie-breaking rule for this round was September 30, 2023, at 04:22:17 UTC.
As of October 23, 2023, there were 214,873 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 91,621 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.
French-Language Proficiency Category Eligibility criteria
You must be fluent in French to be qualified for the French-Language Proficiency category.
- Have a minimum score of 7 on the Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens (NCLC) in all four language abilities such as writing, reading, listening, and speaking.
- Complete all of the conditions outlined in the invitation round’s instructions.
About the Express Entry system
The Canadian government uses Express Entry, an online system, to organize and process applications for skilled workers who want to immigrate to Canada and get Canadian permanent residence status. Express Entry will result in processing times of six months or less for potential skilled foreign workers. Express Entry manages permanent residency applications under three federal economic immigration programs.
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
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